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7 Of Best Songs Used As Sky Sports Football Title Music

7 Of Best Songs Used As Sky Sports Football Title Music
By Sean Meehan
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With football now back in full swing and our eyes fixed on our TVs, we're all readjusting to live sport returning.

One aspect of watching copious amounts of football in a short space of time is delving into all of the various broadcasts, from Sky Sports to BT, and now, even BBC.

The title music used on these broadcasts are merely decorative. You aren't going to turn off a match because you don't like Sky's use of Labrinth's 'Something's Got To Give', although it isn't the strongest title music Super Sunday has ever had.

That being said, great title music can become intrinsically linked to the memories being played out on the broadcast. If you were to ask someone to soundtrack a highlights package of Italia 90, you can put your house on them choosing 'Nessun Dorma'.

So, with football returning to Sky Sports, we felt it right to run down the seven best songs the broadcaster has used as footballing title music.

Kasabian - Club Foot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5iMgG-WJI

It always seemed as though Kasabian concocted 'Club Foot' to be one of the most ubiquitous songs ever created.

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The Leicester City supporters created an arena anthem for the ages in 2004, with the song featuring on an array of media in the 16 years since. It holds distinction as being one of a few songs to have been featured on both FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer. However, 'Club Foot' is always associated with the buildup to kick-off on Sky Sports. So much so, in fact, that FIFA purposefully put the song in the game to reflect their broadcasts.

Even now, the song is used as the walkout song for the likes of Arsenal, Aston Villa and Benfica.

Moloko - The Time Is Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GY9DWIfpwc

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A slightly deeper cut than 'Club Foot', but a banger nonetheless.

'The Time Is Now' was used as the title tune for Football First, Sky Sports' highlights show, from 2004 onwards. The song is the duo's biggest song in the UK, peaking at number two in 2000. The atmospheric track works perfectly as a title song, with the vocals of Wicklow's very own Roisin Murphy on point as always.

Ronan Keating - Lovin' Each Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bO5h71TlMU

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"Oh, come on, yeah!"

During the 2001-02 season, you knew it was a Super Sunday when you heard that opening salvo. 'Lovin' Each Day' is often overshadowed by 'Life Is A Rollercoaster' as the highlight from Ronan Keating's debut album, but which one was used on Super Sunday?

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'Lovin' Each Day', particularly Sundays of the super variety, an anthem for the ages.

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Andreas Johnson - Glorious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzQ82Ny1ToI

'Glorious' by Andreas Johnson may be overlooked by some, with the song only used for Premier League coverage for the 2000-01 season, but you can't overlook its quality.

The song is just peak early 2000s alternative rock - a slight borrowed melody from the 1980s (in this case, Johnson emulates Depeche Mode), a mix of electronica and strings, and of course, a Swedish singer. It has it all, with that rising chorus the ultimate highlight.

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"Bringing me in, checking me out, making me glorious". Indeed, Andreas, indeed.

Tinie Tempah (ft. Eric Turner) - Written In The Stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgFyi74DVjc

It seemed as though this song was the title track for Sky Sports Premier League coverage for a lifetime, and that's all down to the sheer atmosphere of the song.

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Eric Turner's lifting chorus would make you think it's his track, although he's merely a feature. The song continued its life as being ingrained in sport, being used in coverage for the Olympics, Wrestlemania and the MLB.

The Chemical Brothers - Out Of Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sOpbRL8R4g

Now, this may be a deep cut, but once you realise where it comes from, you won't be able to listen to it in the same way again.

'Out of Control' features New Order's Bernard Sumner and Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream and is used continually in the news section of The Premiership Years. Yeah, the slightly spooky soundtrack to the news section? This song right here.

If you're ever being reminded of current affairs events from October 1995, you'll certainly think of this track.

Texas - Inner Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfzbVTQE3iw

Yet another deep cut, but another brilliant anthem.

'Inner Smile', a 2001 single from Texas, was actually featured twice in the film Bend It Like Beckham. Then, it was utilised by Sky to soundtrack their League Cup coverage.

A great song, although we still have no idea how "yeah, yeah" feels...

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